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Picketing Alabama Miners Stopped by Rare Non-Federal Court Order

Source: Date: November 26, 2021 Author: Ian Kullgren "As an Alabama coal miners’ strike neared the eight-month mark, a…

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders: Equity firms ‘made off like bandits’ while striking Alabama coal miners struggle

Source: Date: November 23, 2021 Author: William Thornton   "Three U.S. senators are asking for answers from two private…

Protesters rally in Newport Beach to show solidarity with striking mine workers

Source: LAtimes Date: November 18, 2021 Author: Andrew Turner "About two dozen people demonstrated outside the BlackRock corporate office building…

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Warrior Met Coal strike has cost company $6.9 million

Source: AL.COM November 3, 2021     Warrior Met Coal reported its best quarter since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic today, even as the company continues to deal with a miner’s strike, now in its eighth month. The company reported a net income of $38.4 million for the third quarter. That’s a far cry […]

Union Leader Cecil Roberts, Says Eliminating Fossil Fuels Is a Deal-Breaker

Source: Newsweek October 14, 2021   Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), told Newsweek on Wednesday that he could not support President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan with its current goal of achieving 80 percent carbon-free electricity by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035. Part of the plan, […]

Community marks 20th anniversary of Alabama mine disaster

Source: Associated Press September 24, 2021   An Alabama community marked the 20th anniversary Thursday of an underground explosion that killed more than a dozen coal miners in one of the state’s worst mining disasters in generations. The Alabama Miner’s Memorial Foundation planned a memorial service at a church in Brookwood, where the blast at […]

Heaven Hill workers plan to strike over contract negotiations in Bardstown

Source: September 15, 2021     BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) — Nearly 400 workers at Heaven Hill’s Bardstown location plan to strike over contract negotiations. Since the summer, the union for the workers, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23-D, have been negotiating with Heaven Hill Brands.     The current five-year contract ends Friday […]

Annual Labor Day picnic highlights Mountain State’s history

Source: 13News Reported by: Erin Noon     RACINE, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia labor leaders reflected on the state’s union history at the annual Labor Day celebration in Boone County. This picnic celebrates the achievements of labor unions and workers. This year, they also highlighted the Battle of Blair Mountain’s centennial and how it […]

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